Who could you see killing Batman?

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#1 Edited by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

The Bat has to die, but this can't be one of those boring, impersonal deaths, no, someone's gonna have to kill him. Who, of anyone, could take on the monumental task to kill Gotham's Dark Knight, not just in terms of abilities, but who could you really see killing Batman?

Any character from any media can be used (with limitations)

1) no one from Batman's regular rouge's gallery

2) no one above Superman in terms of power

They can have as much prep time as you could see them using, or who you think could just beat him in a random encounter.

I'm thinking

Jungle Hunter from the first Predator

Kirk after having his shirt ripped

The Five Deadly Venoms (Yang Tieh can join to)

Doctor Doom, of course

#2 Posted by Strider92 (15274 posts) - - Show Bio

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#3 Posted by Wolfrazer (4976 posts) - - Show Bio

A thug with a gun in a dark alley...its all full circle and ironic.

#4 Edited by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

@strider92: who is that?

@wolfrazer: Evey time a thug has a gun aimed at Batman, but for some contrived reason can't shhot him, I kinda want that to happen

that is actually pretty clever

#5 Edited by Strider92 (15274 posts) - - Show Bio
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#6 Posted by Wolfrazer (4976 posts) - - Show Bio

@strider92: who is that?

@wolfrazer: Evey time a thug has a gun aimed at Batman, but for some contrived reason can't shhot him, I kinda want that to happen

that is actually pretty clever

So it would make so much sense then!

#7 Posted by BlackWind (4070 posts) - - Show Bio
  
#8 Edited by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (4824 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that Blackheart or Venom could kill Batman.

#9 Edited by Shark_Repellent_Bat_Spray (745 posts) - - Show Bio

Doctor Doom would destroy Batman.

Also I believe somebody like Daredevil or Black Panther could give him a run for his money.

#10 Posted by AnyWhichWayButUp (760 posts) - - Show Bio

Alfred kills Bruce in his sleep.

#11 Edited by The_Lunact_And_Manic (3286 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolfrazer said:

A thug with a gun in a dark alley...its all full circle and ironic.

#12 Posted by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Posted by Shark_Repellent_Bat_Spray (745 posts) - - Show Bio

@betatesthighlander1: It is possible, If there was to be a fight to the death between one of them and Batman they could both give Batman a good challenge.

#14 Edited by judasnixon (5450 posts) - - Show Bio

Omar...

#15 Edited by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

@shark_repellent_bat_spray: but neitehr of those guys are killers, and thgis sin't so much about who hypotheticall could, but whop would, and who you could see killing him

#16 Posted by Shark_Repellent_Bat_Spray (745 posts) - - Show Bio

@betatesthighlander1: However, they are both capable of killing and both have the skill to defeat Batman. Plus I don't see anywhere in your original post that says "only if you believe they would kill him".

If you want me to come up with characters who have taken lives in the past then I say;

  • Doctor Doom
  • Ra's Al Ghul
  • Lex Luthor (Mainly due to the resources at his disposal)
  • Wolverine
  • Deadpool (If he was being serious)
  • Lady Shiva
  • Ozymandias

To name a few.

#18 Posted by Urban_Ronin (9935 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29331 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Posted by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Posted by Charetter115 (475 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman. He is the only person capable of killing Batman. He kills himself.

#22 Edited by JamesKM716 (1992 posts) - - Show Bio

There's a MASSIVE amount of people who could kill Batman

#23 Posted by Bruxae (9430 posts) - - Show Bio

Deathstroke.

#24 Posted by sinestro_GL (3008 posts) - - Show Bio

He kills himself in a blaze of glory a la Barry Allen

#25 Edited by age_of_ultron_Prime2000 (1217 posts) - - Show Bio

Bloodshot and Deathstroke

#26 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7255 posts) - - Show Bio

#27 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7622 posts) - - Show Bio

@betatesthighlander1:

However, they are both capable of killing and both have the skill to defeat Batman. Plus I don't see anywhere in your original post that says "only if you believe they would kill him".

If you want me to come up with characters who have taken lives in the past then I say;

  • Doctor Doom
  • Ra's Al Ghul
  • Lex Luthor (Mainly due to the resources at his disposal)
  • Wolverine
  • Deadpool (If he was being serious)
  • Lady Shiva
  • Ozymandias

To name a few.

Don't forget the Joker, he's actually came close to killing the Batman, and spared his life.

#28 Edited by comicace3 (1933 posts) - - Show Bio

what.... kind of hate thread is this....

#29 Posted by Shark_Repellent_Bat_Spray (745 posts) - - Show Bio

@jnr6lil said:

@shark_repellent_bat_spray said:

@betatesthighlander1:

However, they are both capable of killing and both have the skill to defeat Batman. Plus I don't see anywhere in your original post that says "only if you believe they would kill him".

If you want me to come up with characters who have taken lives in the past then I say;

  • Doctor Doom
  • Ra's Al Ghul
  • Lex Luthor (Mainly due to the resources at his disposal)
  • Wolverine
  • Deadpool (If he was being serious)
  • Lady Shiva
  • Ozymandias

To name a few.

Don't forget the Joker, he's actually came close to killing the Batman, and spared his life.

Of course. However, we were told not to include people in Batman's regular rouge gallery. In hindsight I probably should have avoided mentioning Ra's Al Ghul.

I also believe Bullseye or Elektra could possibly get the job done.

#30 Posted by Joygirl (15379 posts) - - Show Bio

Jarlaxle Baenre.

#31 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7255 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, yeah. Kingpin could probably do it, too.

#32 Posted by Regal_Rumble_Man (874 posts) - - Show Bio

what.... kind of hate thread is this....

It ain't a hate thread, it takes real grit to kill off the unbeatable batgod

#33 Posted by comicace3 (1933 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicace3 said:

what.... kind of hate thread is this....

It ain't a hate thread, it takes real grit to kill off the unbeatable batgod

oh...well carry on then.

#34 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (16883 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly cant see Jungle Hunter Doom or Kirk killing him.

I actually think the only person who could kill him and it seem right would be Joker.

#35 Posted by Veshark (8544 posts) - - Show Bio

Someone killing Batman? It's not April's Fool yet, is it? ;)

Kidding. In all seriousness, the only one that comes to mind is Red Skull. While Bats is the physical embodiment of human will for good, Skull is easily the most evil human in the MU. There's some poetry in that.

#36 Edited by AllStarSuperman (15824 posts) - - Show Bio

Brainiac

Or

Magneto

#37 Posted by RisingBean (2880 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: Is it sad I tried reading Servant of the Shard twice and only made it halfway each time?

I'll also run a bit off the beaten path and say Alfred using poison in the billard room!

#38 Posted by JJ62 (1299 posts) - - Show Bio

Tons of people are capable of killing Batman...is this like one of those "Who can defeat *insert character* (usually Hulk) threads?

If so, it's kinda dumb because there are loads of characters who could absolutely destroy the bat...

#39 Edited by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

@jj62: who oculd you see killing him, and it would feel right that said character killed him, and it would be a satisfying death, If neither Batman villains nor people above Superman's level could get in on him

#40 Edited by PrinceAragorn1 (14210 posts) - - Show Bio

yamcha..

#41 Posted by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio
#42 Posted by tylertothemax (83 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason Todd

#43 Posted by thejman250 (154 posts) - - Show Bio

A thug with a gun in a dark alley...its all full circle and ironic.

#44 Posted by thejman250 (154 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason Todd

- Not only was Jason partially part of Batman's rouge gallery, he's recently made amends with Bruce.

#45 Edited by Terrigen (4 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the thug-in-alley idea, but I'd have to say Deathstroke. Whether or not Deathstroke or the mass of random thugs fall into Bat's rouge gallery is another story.

#46 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (19489 posts) - - Show Bio
Batman goes down in a blaze of glory, as he makes a final stand against the League of Assassins, successfully ending their reign (but not before sacrificing his own life).

#47 Posted by gotwillpower (679 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know why you restricted the rogue's gallery, because my automatic response is the Joker. Outside of regular villains, I think Lex Luthor is reasonable. You say that the person also can't be more powerful than Superman, so if Superman is on the table I would pick him. It would probably be a scenario like that in The Dark Knight Returns, except Batman doesn't survive.

#48 Posted by Night Thrasher (3450 posts) - - Show Bio

And of course....Doctor Doom, Deadpool, Superman if he wanted to, Wonder Woman, Power Girl (although I can think of some fun asphyxiation techniques that wouldn't make it so bad).

#49 Edited by deaditegonzo (3424 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty much anyone from "Thug with a Gun" and up. You wouldnt know it if you listened to the "BatFanboys", but part of the beauty and POINT of the character is that he is a normal human, susceptible to everything normal humans are, even something as simple as an untrained gangster in an alley. Its funny that the same people who criticize Superman as too powerful/ invincible, argue that Batman is/rightfully should be.

-Thug with a Gun
-Ozymandias
-Lex Luthor
-Green Goblin
-Couple of Ninjas
-Red Skull
-Commander Shepard
-Obi Wan Kenobi
-?Snake Eyes?
-Deadpool
-Colonel Mustang
-Yamcha
-Ryu
-Kazuya
- Couple of Predators
-Nest of Xenomorphs
-Kenshin Himura
-Master Chief
-City of Zombies
-Dutch from Predator
-Terminator
-Boba Fett


The list could go on for eternity just about.

#50 Edited by consolemaster001 (4480 posts) - - Show Bio

Deathstroke

Deadpool

Predator

Spider-Man

Barry Allen

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